2005 - This is our first year trying to be Purple Martin Landlords in Ramsey, MN.
2006 - This is year 2, we have changed the location of our T-14 house and have trimmed and removed trees to make this location a little bit more attractive for the martins.
|So far we have had several
purple martins check out the T-14.
The birds have landed on the house, entered each hole (14) and made quite a bit of martin chatter!
The picture to the right is a sub adult male that was attracted to our T-14 by the decoys he is perched next to and the purple martin dawn song recording playing in the background.
This martin visited our house for about 3 days and then moved on. Our best guess as to why this martin did not nest here was due to his inability to attract a mate other than his plastic buddies!
We hope this martin will come back to see us next year and find a girlfriend!
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This is the Troyer T-14 Purple Martin House that I built in 2005! Plans to make this can be found at Purple Martin Central.
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NOTE to visiting landlords: Trees in photos are about 40 - 50 feet behind the T-14
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